Staff

 


Ralph Ritchieralph ritchie
Executive Director

Ralph Ritchie, after a career of 40+ years in banking, programming and sales support, joined Temple Beth El as Executive Director in March 2018. During those years, he worked in local and regional banks, and a major equipment manufacturer, holding numerous management roles.

Ralph has been an active volunteer in our outreach, serving monthly meals at the Shiloh Seventh Day Adventist Church in Springfield, a program which he finds rewarding and encourages others to volunteer.

Born and raised in Holyoke, Ralph lived there until 1970 when he married Debra and moved to Agawam.  They raised three children, Jennifer, Michael and Christina, and now have four grandchildren, Mackenzie, Brandon, Aaliyah and Alanaa.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


tbe people staff resnickCaryn Resnick
Director of Education

Caryn Resnick received her degree in Education from Boston University, and has done graduate work in education at American International College, Springfield College, and Hebrew College. Caryn has been the Director of the Sandi Kupperman Learning Center at Temple Beth El since 1995. She is a graduate of the Sulamot Family Education Initiative, and is a certified Jewish Family Educator.

Caryn has worked as a teacher in the Enfield public schools, Heritage Academy, and Wilbraham public schools, and as an instructor at Springfield College. She was a recipient of the Teacher of Excellence Award from the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, and has won four Solomon Schechter Awards for her outstanding synagogue education programs. Her innovative programs have included Shabbatonim retreats, resource space for children with special learning styles, mentor-in-training programs, and teen trips to Israel.

Caryn was raised in Western Massachusetts, where she and her parents were very active in the Conservative Jewish community. This was the foundation for her passion for Jewish education, which she demonstrates daily at Temple Beth El through her creative and interactive programs and dynamic teaching style. Caryn has two sons – David (of blessed memory) and Jason. She greatly enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, Michael, Cameron, and Stella.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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Administrative Assistant


This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Marie Sampson
Administrative Assistant


This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Debbie Peskin
Communications Coordinator


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This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Liz Marinelli
Librarian

 

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